The thing about politics is that it can sometimes be a play pen for oldies to run about, play combat with each other, while they while the time away, although when one is getting on in years, time really flies, and should be spent on meditation, reflection and spirituality (not necessarily of the religious kind). But grace is not for some people. For example, look at this:
“You and my other detractors will never believe me, whatever I may say. You are moved by pure hatred and I cannot respond to people who can never accept reality” (And yet, respond he did. Can he resist the glamour?).
Mahathir reiterated that his conscience is clear and that does not owe anyone an apology.
“I am sure you will make use of this letter to dirty my name further. That is your right. I think you are the most contemptible of politicians and individuals,” Mahathir said in an April 3 letter to DAP chairman Karpal SIngh. Marah-nye (so angry). You can say many things about Karpal, but I do not think he is the MOST contemptible. I have a long list of those who are. But ooops…they are ALL in UMNO!
One thing’s for sure, it’s really easy to criticise others, but when the fingers point back, it is really hard to swallow, like a bitter pill.
Well…let me reiterate, just for the record:
It began with a two-page letter from Karpal to Mahathir dated March 27, in which the ex-premier was told that he should personally apologise to judges who were sacked in 1988. Karpal, also a prominent lawyer (and my MP in Bukit Gelugor, Penang) said he holds the view that Mahathir had abused constitutional provisions to unfairly remove then Lord President Salleh Abas along with two supreme court judges, Wan Suleiman Pawanteh and George Seah (total cut and paste from Malaysiakini, sorry).
“It is not the present government which should apologise, but you yourself personally. Your culpability in the events leading to the dismissal of these three judges cannot have any justification in law or otherwise. The necessity for you to apologise cries to high heaven. Your acts caused the judges concerned and their families untold pain and suffering.”
Karpal also said it was Mahathir who “single-handedly destroyed the judiciary which has yet to regain its equilibrium”.
Mahathir shouldn’t be wailing so much, he is considered “Still the Man in the news” by the STAR. He’s even hogging my blog! Sheeeeeeeesh!